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Kuwait Military 2020

SOURCE: 2020 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Kuwait Military 2020
SOURCE: 2020 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 27, 2020

Military expenditures:
5.06% of GDP (2018)
5.64% of GDP (2017)
5.81% of GDP (2016)
5.01% of GDP (2015)
3.59% of GDP (2014)
country comparison to the world (CIA rank, may be based on non-current data): 5
[see also: Military expenditures country ranks ]
[see also: Military expenditures country ranks ]

Military forces:
Kuwaiti Armed Forces: Kuwaiti Land Forces (KLF), Kuwaiti Navy (includes Coast Guard), Kuwaiti Air Force (Al-Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Kuwaitiya; includes Kuwaiti Air Defense Force, KADF), Kuwaiti National Guard (KNG) (2019)

Military service age and obligation:
17-21 years of age for voluntary military service; Kuwait reintroduced one-year mandatory service for men aged 18-35 in May 2017 after having suspended conscription in 2001; service is divided in two phases – four months for training and eight months for military service (2018)


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Kuwait on this page is re-published from the 2020 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Kuwait Military 2020 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Kuwait Military 2020 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may have the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assigns counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order.






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